New Halloween Tricks for Alternative Halloween Treats
For many trick-or-treaters, Halloween is one sweet holiday, the one day each year adults hand out candy as the preferred way for kids to celebrate. For others, Halloween is simply a holiday when common food allergens get in the way of fully enjoying the festivities. Turn costumed-crusaders’ frowns upside down with a few Halloween tricks on new Halloween treats.
Halloween Candy Alternatives
FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters, including those with food allergies. When your doorbell rings, be prepared to offer healthy Halloween treats along with Halloween candy, including those listed in Green Halloween’s Food Item Treats. This includes organic juice boxes, 100% real-fruit strips, LARABAR minis, small bags of veggie chips, trial bags of organic cookies or popcorn or single servings of wrapped pumpkin seed treats. Green Halloween also offers a Candy Cheat Sheet of additional healthy foods (GMO free, Organics and Fair Trade Products) to look for, should you still decide to go with an edible treat. Just think about the possibilities!
Non-Candy Halloween Treats
Then, there are always the healthiest alternatives to Halloween candy for hand-outs to costumed-crusaders; the non-food Halloween treats.
Shindigz promo codes are perfect for use online to purchase Halloween favors in multi-packs. Kids love spooky spider rings, LED color-change sticks and Halloween bubbles. Let them sink their glow-in-the-dark fangs into these unsweetened ways to scare up fiends and friends.
Dollar Store Halloween Favors
Another of the best places to purchase Halloween party favors for kids is at local dollar stores like the Dollar Tree, where you may not even need a promo code or printable coupon because of their every day low prices. Find fall-themes on mini memo books or sticky notes. Pick up Halloween themed pencils, pencil toppers or erasers that can be found in multi-packs. These items can be used at home or school and last quite a bit longer than candy. The Dollar Tree has discounted Halloween glow bracelets, LED light-up necklaces, lighted lanterns, owls, skulls and other glow-in-the-dark items. And, parents will thank you for giving LED light-ups or glow sticks as a safety measure for your unique, non-edible Halloween treat. Don’t discount the dollar aisle at Target either! You can find tons of chatchkes for your home or alternative candy bucket.
Halloween Handout Ideas
While you’re out shopping, look for upcoming printable coupons or BOGO deals at Walmart to lighten the load. Check the Walmart crafts department and use the shopping experience to get great DIY Halloween ideas and create similar craft items yourself. You can also find a wide variety of affordable Halloween craft goods at Michaels Craft Store.
Halloween Neighborhood News
Use social media to spread the word about how to create a healthier and happier Halloween holiday, one that all trick or treaters will find satisfying. To break into the practice yourself. Offer kids the traditional candy bowl selection or a non-food alternative treat from a decorated treasure chest box. You’ll be amazed and amused at the results.